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Configuring Displays

To change settings for your display, be it a cathode ray tube (CRT) monitor or a liquid crystal display (LCD) screen, there's one convenient place to do it: the Displays pane in the Hardware category of your System Preferences. This pane is a bit unusual in that it can change drastically depending on what type of monitor is connected to your system. Users of Apple's CRTs see geometry information for adjusting image tilt, size, and so forth. The exact display depends on the monitor type. Those who have more than one monitor can arrange the monitors' locations on the desktop and choose where the menu bar appears.

Resolution and Colors

To access your Display settings, open the Displays pane of System Preferences and make sure that the Displays button is highlighted at the top of the pane. Here you can see the basic settings for your monitor—color depth, resolution, and refresh rate—as shown in Figure 11.1. Again, what you see might vary slightly depending on the type of monitor you're using.


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